Lenoir Amateur Radio Club Newsletter Highlights CERT

LARC newslette coverr-8-2016Thank you Roberta Maddox and the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club (LARC) for including CERT in your activities and newsletter. There are many photos of our CERT classes and a good article by the LARC president, Tanner Greer, about testing for your HAM license and license upgrades. Our July CERT class members even made the cover! We are happy to have so many LARC members in Caldwell County CERT.

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CERT Train-the-Trainer Class in Lenoir Aug 13-14

CERT Instructors Rosemary Hall and Kenneth Teague

CERT Instructors Rosemary Hall and Kenneth Teague

CERT Train-the-Trainer is for any CERT member who is interested in teaching CERT classes including the basic course that new CERT members attend. The material is also valuable for people wanting to enhance their training and public speaking skills. This class will be held in Lenoir for the first time, and we recommend all our CERT volunteers take advantage of this opportunity. We can use the assistance of additional CERT trainers. The class will be taught by Samantha Royster, NC CERT Program Manager and her husband, Paramedic Jay Royster.

CERT Train-the-Trainer Course Time and Location.

August 13-14, 9:00-5:00,

Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC.

The class is available for registration on the state’s Training and Exercise Registration Management System (TERMS) or send an email to Caldwell County CERT at caldwellcountycert@gmail.com with your name, address, and email address and note that you wish to attend the CERT Train-the-Trainer class in Lenoir.

Overall Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the participants should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the CERT Basic Training Course.
2. Demonstrate the ability to present an assigned portion of the course.
3. Communicate the core values of the program.
4. Demonstrate classroom management techniques.
5. Demonstrate effective teaching techniques.
6. Model appropriate behavior as an instructor.
In addition to the overall course objectives listed above, each unit has specific
objectives.

Train-the-Trainer Participant Manual

Emergency Radio Communications Training

Tom Land

Instructor Tom Land

Caldwell County CERT members who have taken the basic CERT training are encouraged to attend the Emergency Radio Communications Training class to be held, Saturday, July 23, 10 am to 1 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building.

The class will include regulations governing the use of handheld FRS/GMRS radios, range of hand-held radios, how to use them, radio protocol, and radio options. 

We will also do a practice emergency “net” using radios to communicate among groups and headquarters, and basic record keeping.

Maria Hiller

CERT Volunteer Maria Hiller

The training will allow us to be  more effective and confident if we have to assist with radio communications in an emergency. Kenneth Teague, Thomas Land and others in the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club will provide instruction and answer your radio questions.

Participants are encouraged to bring their FRS/GMRS radios, if they have them. This is a good opportunity to ask questions and learn more if you are considering the purchase of hand-held radios.

Emergency Radio Communications Training

Saturday, July 23, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building.

To Register

Send an email to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com with your name, email address, and phone number and the name of the class.

First Aid Class Report

Keith Smith-Steve BogdanRosemary Hall with assistance from Michaela Hall gave some of our CERT members hands on experience with first aid on Tuesday evening, June 21. The 11 participants learned about stopping bleeding, splinting broken bones including the use of SAM splints and improvising when necessary, demobilizing an injured shoulder or arm, and conducting a head to toe assessment.

 

 

Emergency Shelter Deployment Training at Radio Club Field Day

Climate-controlled emergency shelter

Climate-controlled emergency shelter

Caldwell County CERT has two mobile, 12′ x 16′ shelters available for use during emergencies. It is quick to deploy and includes heat and air conditioning. On June 25 and 26 the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club will use one or two of the shelters for their annual, international Field Day. We are going to use this opportunity to train CERT members how to set up the shelter and take it down. The first class that did it took 30 minutes to set it up. The time was reduced to 15 or 20 minutes the second time we did it last year on Field Day.

This will give you hands-on practice in putting up the shelter in the event we are needed to set up the shelters during a disaster. This is also a good opportunity to support our local Ham Radio Club.

All CERT members are encouraged to attend.

The Radio Club has invited CERT volunteers to share their Saturday evening dinner on June 25 at Redwood Park in Hudson.

Rolling up windowShelter set-up time:

8:00 am, Saturday, June 25, 2o16

Dinner: Saturday evening. Time to be announced.

Shelter take-down time:

2:00 pm, Sunday, June 26, 2016

Location:

Redwood Park, 470 Redwood St., Hudson, NC

To register:

Send an email to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com with your name, email, phone number, and whether you will attend Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, or both. Also RSVP for the dinner if you wish to attend.

Emergency Shelter Deployment Training and Practice

Finished Shelter

Finished Shelter

Caldwell County CERT has two mobile, 12′ x 16′ shelters available for use during emergencies. It is quick to deploy and includes heat and air conditioning. On June 25 and 26 the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club will use one or two of the shelters for their annual, international Field Day. We are going to use this opportunity to train new CERT members how to set up the shelter and take it down. The first class that did it took 30 minutes to set it up. The time was reduced to 15 or 20 minutes the second time we did it last year on Field Day.

This will give you hands-on practice in putting up the shelter in the event we are needed to set up the shelters during a disaster. This is also a good opportunity to support our local Ham Radio Club.

All CERT members are encouraged to attend.

Installing floor

Installing floor

The Radio Club has invited CERT volunteers to share their Saturday evening dinner on June 25 at Redwood Park in Hudson.

Shelter set-up time:

8:00 am, Saturday, June 25, 2o16

Shelter take-down time:

2:00 pm, Sunday, June 26, 2016

Location:

Redwood Park, 470 Redwood St., Hudson, NC

To register:

Send an email to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com with your name, email, phone number, and whether you will attend Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, or both. Also RSVP for the dinner if you wish to attend.

Foothills Fire & Life Safety Expo June 4–Volunteers Needed

CERT Volunteer Dave Thomas

CERT Volunteer Dave Thomas

The annual Foothills Fire & Life Safety Expo will be Saturday, October June 4, 2016, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Caldwell County Community College and Technical Institute on Highway 321.

The Caldwell County CERT team will have a display booth to share information about CERT and emergency preparedness. Kenneth Teague will also have a booth for Emergency Management. The Lenoir Amateur Radio Club will have a tent with ham radios and antennas installed for demonstrations. There are many other booths, equipment, and demonstrations by all the fire and police agencies in Caldwell County. There are lot of free activities, demonstrations, and giveaways for the entire family.

CERT Volunteers Needed

CERT volunteers are needed to help set-up the CERT booth beginning about 8:00, staff the booth talking to the public and distributing material, and tear-down at the end of the day. Let us know if you are able to spend some time helping inform our community about emergency preparedness and CERT.

Marie Hiller-Dave Thomas-Kenneth Teague

Marie Hiller-Dave Thomas-Kenneth Teague

Send an email to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com with your name, email, phone number, and hours you would like to work.